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Old 12-05-2008, 08:01 AM   #1
michael Galietta
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rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Hi, I am in week 4 of crossfit and loving it.
The good news: My new do-it-yourself rings work beautifully. I posted how I made them on the forum "Equipment" on 12-3-08.
The bad news: I stink on them.
I tried from the ground muscle ups based on a video I saw, still had to jump up into dip position and when I got there I was so shaky I couldn't really dip. I made 10 attempts which include the first part of the pull up movement...jump to elbow extension...then hold and try to dip. Still got some good arm work in there anyways.
I also did some ring pushups.
I know I'll get better...with time, effort and consistency...but appreciate any tips from the veterans out there.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Humbling isn't it? And gymnasts make it look so easy.
I'm sure people here will be able to help.
For now, get to pullups and ring dip on them thangs.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Part of me gets a kick out of seeing people...mostly the bodybuilder types trying to do ring dips for the first time. Not really trying to be mean but...just sayin'.

Also - At our new box we don't even have a regular dip station. Just rings.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Hi Michael, as you said you will get better with regular practice and working in parallel on PU/ring dips. Here is a basic guide.
http://www.beastskills.com/MuscleUp.htm
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:45 PM   #5
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

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http://www.drillsandskills.com/article/17

Your basic guide on rings.

Basically, you need to learn and teach your body how to be stable on rings in the support. You need to build the strength to stay in the hole of the dip ( work negatives ). Basically you need to work on rings a lot to improve. Strength will help but there is still the instability of the rings to deal with when in support.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

It's pretty normal. I remember the first time I got on them thinking it would be easy. I just held myself up and starting laughing because I was shaking all over the place. I thought it was hilarious. The next time I came in I was much steadier.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #7
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

I'm pretty new to this as well, so I don't know if this is necessarily the right way to go. Someone else may be able to confirm (or deny). But, before I ordered rings, I learned to do my muscleups on a regular pullup bar. When I got rings, the transition only took one missed rep to get the hang of.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:42 PM   #8
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

DHMU on a single rail takes more strength than rings. Strength wins sometimes.
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:06 AM   #9
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Thanks, all...the videos were very helpful
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:02 AM   #10
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Re: rookie takes on the rings...the rings win

Just keep at it. When I got my rings, I couldn't do a pull up on them, but was ok with 5 dips....LOL. Dips and pull ups hadn't been an issue for me before the rings. I tried watching the vids, and still couldn't figure them out.

Someone had posted here in the forums: NO FALSE GRIP=NO MUSCLE UP. I said WTF is a false grip. I googled it, and came up with a powerathetes magazine article, that was instrumental in me getting the MU.

(w/f/s)http://www.powerathletesmag.com/pages/muscleup.htm this is a great article, explaining the muscle-up, and false grip, and what really did it for me, was the recommended work out they have outlined "3 weeks to a muscle up". I just started taking my rings for every WOD that didn't have huge numbers of dips and pull-ups, and worked on the practice exercises recommended after the WOD. I worked, now I can get 5 strung together if I am having a good day.....LOL.

Now it's onto getting other things nailed down. Handstands(not even a HSPU), all the oly lifts, double unders, POSE running, and virtually any other exercise we do that's not from a Muscle and Fallacy magazine.....oh wait, that's all of them...LOL


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